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We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.

We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.
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We've just launched out podcast to help people with book writing, publishing & marketing. New episodes will be published every Tuesday and Friday. We would love to have our show on TuneIn.








2 Ways to Convert Readers into Customers

We often ask our clients why they want to be an author. Most of the answers we get would be to gain authority, positioning themselves as leading experts in their industry. They hope to use their published books as calling cards to attract new customers in availing the services they offer. The question now lies on how they will convert their readers and followers into customers. In our new video, we share to you the two effective ways to successfully convert your readers into life-long...


3 Ways To Get Book Reviews

Why is it important to get great positive reviews as soon as your book is launched? Reviews immediately add credibility to your book, communicating to potential customers that it is a worthy read. Also, promotional websites that can help you promote your newly published book do not accept a book without any positive reviews. If you are a new and unknown author, reviews do not come on their own! You always have to be in the pursuit of getting reviews for your book. In this video, let our...


How to Create a Book Launch Team

Why do you need a book launch team? Building a great launch team is a sure shot to a successful book launch and for the long-term success of your book. However, how and where do you find people who are passionate about your book and want you to succeed as much as you do? In this video, let our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran shares the steps you need to build a great team that she used on her own book launches. If you’re interested in finding out more about how book launches work and you want...


3 Essentials to Get A Ted Talk

Is it your dream to give an inspiring Ted Talk? Our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran recently got the opportunity to speak at a TEDx event. In our new blog post, she shares the steps it takes to get your own TED Talk so you can start sharing your ideas and passion with a live audience. P.S. TED Talk organizers are most likely to consider you as their next speaker if you are a published author. To learn more about getting started with your book publishing process, go to askjyotsna.com and...


Amazon Bestsellers

Previously, we shared the truth behind hitting the best-seller charts including NYTimes, The Wall Street Journal, etc. For first-time authors, it is important to focus getting into the Amazon best-seller chart, but what does it take to achieve this? In our newest video, we revealed our strategies and tactics that will guarantee your book’s position at the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists in several different categories. If you’d like to discuss your book launch with us please visit,...


Bestseller Lists Decoded

Most of the first-time authors dream to become a bestselling author but what does ‘bestselling author’ really mean? In this video, let our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran clear up the confusion for you. She also tackles some of the important bestselling list and what it takes to be included in these. If you want to know how we can help you to achieve your vision of becoming a bestselling author, please head to http://www.happyselfpublishing.com/scheduler and schedule a call with us, we’ll...


How to go on a Podcast Tour to promote your Book

Have you been looking for ways to grow your audience? Appearing on podcasts can easily become one of the single most effective efforts in your book marketing plan but where do you start? In this video, our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran discussed, how to book yourself as a guest on several podcasts and thereby reach out to other people’s audiences in order to grow your own.


How To Create 1 Month's Content In 4 Hours

Do you aim to attract and convert your followers into clients? Content marketing is the key. If you don’t have a game plan and a method to organize and manage things, you will burn out as quickly as you start. In this video, our founder Jyotsna Ramachandran, shares a system on how to generate one month's worth of content by just spending 4 hours a month. She also shares tips to help you avoid the paralysis that is “overwhelm” and a strategy on how to focus on producing awesome content...


7 Income Streams for Authors

Are you an author who would want to know what other methods you can use to profit from your book beside the number of books sold? Publishing a book and earning royalties for some authors is already sufficient, however, your book can actually lead to multiple streams of income and can be a springboard to a lot of opportunities. Together with Jyotsna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing, let us discuss the concept of Youpreneur ecosystem that the trusted international business...


How Long Should Your Book Be?

"How long should my book be?" has to be one of the most commonly asked questions asked by new authors. It is a difficult question to answer because it really depends on many factors related to your book. Here are some useful guidelines to help you assess how long your book should be. If you have any questions about how long your book should be, feel free to schedule a call with us and we can figure out your book vision and word count together. www.happyselfpublishing.com/scheduler


How to Decide Your Book's Topic Using Decision Making Matrix

While writing your book, more often than not, with all the great ideas you have churning inside your head, you can’t help but be overwhelmed and be stuck at figuring what exactly to write about. Together with Jyotsna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing, let's discuss how to use the Decision Making Matrix to decide on your book topic.


3 Book Topic Mistakes Authors Should Avoid

At Happy Self Publishing we are lucky enough to speak with aspiring authors nearly every day and along the way, we have come to learn and understand the rookie mistakes authors encounter as they write. In an effort to help authors avoid the book topic mistakes that we have seen over the years, together with Jyostna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing, let us dig into the three of the most common mistakes authors should avoid when writing their first book and how to fix them.


Ep 049: Ajit Nawalkha: How do you prepare yourself mentally before starting to write your book?

Did you know? Only 3% of those who are hoping to write a book actually manage to finish it. For episode 49 of the Happy Self Publishing show, we sat down with Ajit Nawalkha, co-founder of Mind Valley, founder of EverCoach, business coach and author of the Book of Coaching to find out how he wrote his book in just 8 (yes, you read that right!) days. Ajit shares how he switched his mindset from an entrepreneur to an author's viewpoint and how aspiring authors can train themselves to achieve...


Ep 048: Julie Broad: How to sell 1000 books with $100?

Julie Broad left her successful career in the real estate world after becoming an overall Amazon bestselling author – not just in one category! She went on to win an international book award and receive the Beverly Hills book award for best sales book. Through her new venture Book Launchers, Julie helps authors sell their book, boost their brand and gain overall credibility. Join us for Episode 48 of the Happy Self Publishing show, where she explains how you can sell 1000 copies of your...


Ep 047: Joshua Lisec: How to re-purpose content you've already written into a book?

For episode 47 of the Happy Self Publishing show, we sat down with Joshua Lisec – bestselling international ghostwriter, content marketer and president of Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC. Joshua uses his marketing and copywriting superpowers to help clients create influence and has ghostwritten over 20 books so far, as well as original copy across 50+ countries. He shared his invaluable insights for how business owners, influencers and bloggers can repurpose the content they’ve already spent...


Ep 046: Ali Katz: How can self published authors get their books traditionally published?

As the bestselling author of Hot Mess to Mindful Mom and the recently launched Get The Most Out Of Motherhood, Ali Katz is a rarity in today's self publishing sphere in that she has also gone the opposite route and had her books traditionally published. In a space where many authors are either on one side or the other of the fence, Ali joins us to explains the pros and cons of both self publishing and traditional publishing and explains how you can get your self published book picked up by...


Ep 045: Debbie Drum: How can authors get more reviews for their book on Amazon?

As the bestselling author of over 5 books and an absolute Internet marketing rockstar, Debbie Drum is also the creator of several online products - including one that helps your book get reviews on Amazon. She stopped by the Happy Self Publishing Show to share how authors can get more reviews for their book on Amazon, and why the number of reviews you receive is increasingly important in a world that relies heavily on social pro


Ep 044: Sudhir Khollam: How to run a successful pre-order campaign for your book?

As the author of Money Lessons From Mother Nature and the founder of Success Habits Academy, our client and friend Sudhir Khollam is passionate about teaching and holding entrepreneurs accountable. We were inspired by his recent pre-order book campaign, which saw him sell 250 copies of his book before it was even published! Tune in as he shares how to start selling and marketing your book before it's even created and how to leverage the power of your inner circle to launch your own...


Ep 043: How to convert your book into an online course? with Grant Weherley

As the founder of MonetizeMyExpertise.com, Grant Weherley works with experts across various industries to help them build and launch online courses to scale their businesses. As we've seen via many of our clients' experiences, the process of creating an online course from your book can overwhelming to say the least. Join us as Grant explains how authors can easily convert their book's content into a teachable format and help them reach a wider audience via an online course.


Ep 042: How can authors build their email list to market their book? with Meera Kothand

Writing a book is one thing, but marketing it is a whole other ball game! To help lift your marketing efforts off the ground, we asked bestselling author of the One Hour Content Plan and email marketing specialist Meera Kothand to stop by the show and share her invaluable insights. Meera's book hit the bestseller chart after just a few days thanks to the power of her e-mail list. She shares how delivering value and creating trust with your followers can ultimately grow your business and...